KFS is the IB World School , CIS and WASC jointly accredited co-ed international school in Seoul, South Korea.

Korea Foreign School



Korea Foreign School is an IB World School, fully (and jointly) accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) to meet rigorous standards for international education. KFS is authorized by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education in Korea.


The School is an IB world school and is committed to offering the IB programmes as its core educational curriculum. The IB Learner Profile is at the heart of this common curriculum framework and embodies what the IB means by international mindedness.

School Hours

Monday, Friday 8:30a.m.~3:00p.m. Tuesday, Thursday 8:30a.m.~4:00 p.m. (Due to After School Activities) Wednesday 8:30a.m.~1:15 p.m. (Half-Day Release for faculty professional development)

Small Class Sizes

Average 12~16 School

Bus Service

Bus routes cover most areas in Seoul including some areas of Gyeonggi-do.


Korea Foreign School is the non-profit private day-school. Located in Seoul, South Korea, Korea Foreign School opened its doors to students in September 2007. KFS is a non-denominational school which proudly represents students from more than 20 different countries. Its multicultural atmosphere is both warm and friendly. Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) jointly accredited Korea Foreign School is an affiliated member the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the East Asia Regional Council for Overseas Schools (EARCOS), and the Korea Council of Overseas Schools (KORCOS). KFS is an IB World School. Korea Foreign School is an IB World School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and for Middle Years Programme (MYP). PYP and MYP are fully inclusive programmes where all students participate in the IB curricula.

For a student to be an effective global citizen, he/she must be able to logically interpret and utilize the intersection between people and the community as a guide in decision making. In addition to the basic academic program, students will participate in both local and extended field trips. Students will have opportunities to perform music and drama and to display artwork.

The school year consists of 180 teaching days and extends from the middle of August to the middle of June, with holidays in December/January, April and June/July. Additionally, the school observes Korean national holidays. Grades 1 to 10 start at 8:30 am and end at 3:00 pm. After School Activities are provided from 3:05 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Maximum class sizes are targeted at 16 students.

Hot lunches are available for the students – these are paid for separately by the parents.


Call: 02-571-2917

Email: admissions@koreaforeign.org

Address: 7-16, Nambusunhwan-ro 364-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Website: www.koreaforeign.org 


Additional information

School Authorized By Korean Government Yes
School Transportation Offered Yes
Tuition Enrollment fee (New)- 4,000,000 KRW Re-enrollment fee - 1,000,000 KRW 초등부 PYP(Primary Years Programme) G 1~5 - 22,900,000 KRW 중등부 MYP(Middle Years Programme) G 6~10 - 24,500,000 KRW
Entrance Fee Application fee - 300,000 KRW Registration fee - 500,000 KRW
Graded Offered 1-10
Year Founded 2006
Language of Instruction English
Number of AP Courses 8
Number of Students 105
Number of Faculty/Teachers 26
Accreditation CIS/WASC



7-16, Nambusunhwan-ro 364-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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